Hawkinge is situated on the A260 between Folkestone and
Canterbury. From the A20 Folkestone to Dover road, turn off for
Canterbury on to the A260. The Museum is located one
mile along Aerodrome Road and is clearly signposted on the new Hawkinge bypass. A bus service from both Folkestone
and Canterbury is available, stopping in Hawkinge and directly outside of the museum
entrance. A Folkestone tour bus operates during the summer months and will
stop at the museum entrance.
FREE Parking for Cars and Coaches*
Whilst in this area, why not visit
the Battle of Britain Memorial
at Capel-le-Ferne on the
B2011 Folkestone-Dover road
and, by so doing, support the
RAF Benevolent Fund.
All weapons in the Museum have been
deactivated in accordance with Home Office guidelines and are incapable of being
chambered or fired.
Children must be accompanied by an adult as there are sharp items that may cause injury if a child ran into them. All areas are roped off for health and safety reasons as a consequence.
We welcome picnicking in the grounds and supply tables and chairs to visitors if required.
Please, no dogs except guide dogs.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
In keeping with common practice, on grounds of both security and copyright, we regret that no cameras, video recorders or any other types of recording equipment (including notebooks) are allowed in the Museum.
Also, due to security issues and a theft from the museum in 2002 no bags, except handbags, are allowed in the museum. Valuable items and cameras that may be at risk if stored in a motor vehicle can be deposited securely at the museum ticket office and collected upon your departure. Likewise motorcycle crash helmets, bags and clothing can also be securely deposited on arrival.
CAMPER VANS: We appreciate that people like to travel the countryside in these large vehicles, and although we like to accommodate them if possible, there are peak times when our car park is at capacity and drivers may be asked to park their vehicles on the public highway. This can seem an inconvenience to some and museum staff have received verbal abuse as a consequence, but until we can expand the museum further and have allocated parking for camper vans we need to enforce this rule from time to time. Museum staff will be happy to advise you on this or direct you to the most suitable location in the car park should there be space. For details of size restrictions please call before attending.
*COACHES: If possible we prefer to accept coaches by prior arrangement but we can accommodate you if necessary on the day of your visit. Pre-bookings can be arranged and there are discounts available to large parties. Please contact us for more details.
Finally, VERBAL ABUSE of any kind will NOT be tolerated. If you feel it is your right to abuse the volunteers then please accept it is our right to eject you from the premises and inform the local police if necessary. We have had
occurrences where rude members of the public have sworn, committed criminal damage and threatened physical harm to our members. These people will not be tolerated and they will be ejected, using reasonable force if applicable. Please accept it is also our right to eject you from the museum if you do not abide by our rules regarding photography
etc. without a refund as you will have already entered with the understanding that you have accepted our conditions before you purchased a ticket. We are glad to say that 98 per cent of our visitors are courteous, understand our rules and a as consequence have an enjoyable trip to the museum.